(Des Moines, IA-AP) — Democratic presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren is unveiling her plan to stop gun violence. At a gun safety forum in Des Moines, Iowa today, the Massachusetts Senator unveiled a multi-point gun control plan that aims to reduce gun deaths by 80-percent over 50 years and calls for a 100-million-dollar investment into gun violence research.
The plan includes raising the minimum federal age to buy a firearm to 21, stricter background checks, and creating a federal licensing system.
Warren’s proposal calls for an investigation into the NRA and the ability to hold gun manufacturers and their executives liable for gun deaths. Warren is also proposing the authority to revoke gun licenses for convicted drug dealers, limiting how many guns a person can buy and raising taxes for gun manufacturers.
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(Virginia Beach, VA-AP) — The public is getting a chance to see the email the Virginia Beach shooting suspect sent hours before his attack.
On Friday, DeWayne Craddock sent an email announcing he was putting in his two weeks notice to leave his position as an engineer with the city of Virginia Beach. The 40-year-old cited “personal reasons” for his departure, but said “it has been a pleasure to serve the City.”
Hours later, Craddock shot up the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, killing 12 people. He died after a shootout with police.
(Charlotte, NC-AP) — The 22-year old man accused of killing two students at UNC Charlotte is being charged with murder. Four others were injured when gunfire erupted inside the Kennedy Hall Building late Tuesday afternoon.
The CMPD said early this morning that Trystan Terrell is in jail on two counts of murder and four counts of attempted murder among several other charges. The school’s chancellor called it the worst day in the history of the university.
While all campus activities have been canceled for today, there will be a vigil for students, alumni, faculty, staff and allies at 6 pm local time.
(Clear Creek County, CO-AP) — Police in Colorado say the threat to public schools in the Denver area is over. Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader confirmed today that Sol Pais committed suicide. The 18-year-old Florida student was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after an intensive two-day search.
It began after the FBI learned she flew to Denver from Miami and purchased a shotgun. Pais was reportedly obsessed with the Columbine High School shooting and had made threats against area schools.
(Parkland, FL) – Video of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting suspect’s confession is now public. Police released hours of video from Nikolas Cruz’s interrogation following the mass shooting that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School back in February.
During questioning, the 19-year-old claimed he was hearing voices that urged him to carry out the shooting.
The video also shows Cruz and his brother having a conversation about how their mother would feel about his actions. Transcripts from the interrogation were released earlier this week.
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) – A tentative timeline is set for the trial of the accused Parkland school shooter. Nikolas Cruz faces a possible death sentence for the killings of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February.
A Broward County judge today proposed a September 2019 start date for Cruz’s trial of Nikolas Cruz. The judge also heard arguments on whether statements Cruz made to detectives following his arrest should be made public.
The teen’s lawyers say releasing the statements would taint a potential jury pool.
(Annapolis, MD) – NBC News is citing officials who are saying the suspect in today’s shooting at an Annapolis newsroom has obscured his fingerprints.
Five people were killed in the attack at the “Capital Gazette.” According to reports, the suspect isn’t being cooperative. So far, police haven’t revealed the shooter’s identity or the motive in the shooting.
A reporter for the “Capital Gazette” is revealing details about the tragic shooting. Reporter Phil Davis tweeted that a single gunman is responsible for the shooting. He said, quote, a “gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees.” He recounted that there’s nothing more terrifying than hiding under a desk, hearing multiple people get shot, and then hearing the gunman reload.
(Oklahoma City, OK) – A shooter who opened fire at an Oklahoma City restaurant yesterday is dead. A spokesman said two people suffered gunshot wounds and a third person fell and broke his arm while trying to escape.
The victims are expected to survive. The suspect apparently just walked into the Louie’s Grill and Bar in the northwest part of the city and started firing. The suspect was killed by an armed citizen at the scene. Police say there’s no reason to believe this was an act of terrorism, but they don’t know the motive behind the shooting.
(Noblesville, IN) – A school shooting in Indiana is leaving two people in critical condition. Police say that the situation is contained at Noblesville West Middle School, located just northeast of Indianapolis, and a male student is in custody.
The victims reportedly are a 13-year-old girl and an adult. The school is on lockdown. The students are being bused to nearby Noblesville High School. The shooting comes a week after 10 people were killed at a school in Santa Fe, Texas.
(Santa Fe, TX) – Another day…another school shooting. The weapon used was an AR-15 assault style rifle. As of right now, reportedly, there are at least ten dead following the shooting that took place this morning around 8am at Santa Fe High School which is about 30 miles from Houston Texas.
CNN reports, a suspect in the shooting has been arrested, assistant principal Cris Richardson told reporters near the school. A second person has been detained as well, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said on Twitter.
Witnesses described students running from the school as they heard gunshots; they also described hearing an alarm at the school, though the sequence of events wasn’t immediately clear.